Vision problems are quickly becoming a common disease in this day and age. Learn how to care for them naturally!
Stimulate your eye muscles
It basically involves stimulating your eye muscles. This technique is simple, but must be done every morning. On waking up, wash your face with water (preferably cool or a little cold water). Then fill your mouth with water, close your eyes and splash cold water onto your eyes. It stimulates the muscles of the eyes, due to the pressure exerted by the water filled in your mouth.
Wash your eyes
Ayurvedic practitioners say that one must avoid splashing water directly into the eyes; instead, you can use a trimorphic eyewash. To make this eyewash, soak Triphala churna in water overnight. In the morning strain the liquid and wash your eyes with it twice a day. This eyewash helps relax and relieve stress in the eyes.
Exercise to improve eyesight
This exercise is done to stimulate the muscles around your eyeballs (that are present within the eye socket). Rotate your eyeballs, first to the right and left, then upwards and downwards. Do this in the clockwise and anti-clockwise direction for about three to four repetitions.
Bat those eyelids
Blinking is the eyes natural way to renew the moisture in the eyes and give it some much-needed
relief. To help your eyes relax, make it a habit to blink after every five to six seconds.
Get some shut-eye
Sound sleep is very essential. It not only allows your body to heal and rest, it also gives your eyes much-needed relief from bright lights and strain. Sleeping also is a time your body repairs itself, so getting enough time to nap helps the renewal process in the body, especially in the eyes. Experts say that meditating for about ten minutes before you go to bed is the best way to ensure sound sleep.
Diet for healthy, stress-free eyes
Apart from all the exercises, you perform your diet is an essential aid to the repair and renewal process. Here are some diet tips you should follow for healthy eyes:
Dry fruits and nuts: Almonds, raisins and figs are elixirs for the eyes. To help them cope with the demands of your day-to-day activities with this home remedy. Soak six to ten almonds, fifteen raisins and two anjeers overnight in some water. Eat them on an empty stomach in the morning. The high amount of fibre and vitamins in these fruits helps speed up the digestive processes and helps the body get rid of toxins, thereby helping in resolving eye-related problems.
Carrot and Amla: Another good home remedy for eye related disorders is to have one cup of carrot and amla juice, on an empty stomach in the morning. Carrot and Amla have a lot of vitamin A and are storehouses of antioxidants that help beat the ill effects of oxidative stress in the body.
Copper-rich foods: The benefits of copper as a micronutrient are innumerable, but one of its greatest benefits is that it is a very potent antibacterial agent. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend drinking one litre of water, stored overnight in a copper vessel, lends innumerable healing properties to the eyes and other vital organs.
Vitamin A-rich foods: Include foods rich in vitamin A into your daily diet. Foods like carrots, green leafy vegetables, amla, oranges, anjeer or fig and almonds are packed with this essential vitamin.
Non-vegetarian foods: Lastly, avoid non-vegetarian, spicy and preservative-laden foods. They lead to the build-up of toxins, which the body finds extremely difficult to flush out. These toxins build up and lead to various diseases including vision-related problems.